The Perfect Allusion papers from First Edition are a lovely mix of patterns invoking a real vintage, textured, distressed look that is versatile and popular.
Here’s my Youtube Video in which I explain the card and products used: https://youtu.be/x0JorvzF3uc
I really wanted to make a shadow box card shape after watching a Youtube video, so I created the file in my Scan n Cut machine, but you could make one using a Cricut or manually, I’m sure there are instructions for both techniques. I then had fun cutting, assembling and decorating the card.
The card base itself has been cut using one of the double-sided papers in the 12x12 paper pad, I chose the paper with the wood effect on one side which is the inside of my card.
The frame layer on card front is cut from the brown floral paper and edged with Dovecraft Gold Glitter glue.
I have used the First Edition Bee Themed dies on card and then heat embossed the die cuts using wow embossing powders, a metallic gold for the bee and the sentiment and Golden Flame for the hive.
The wooden flower has been coloured with First Edition makers in shades of brown, orange and yellow. I let it all dry before heat embossing over with clear embossing powder.
The flowers around the frame have been fussy cut from the textured floral paper and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I’ve added a matching floral die cut circle to the inside of the card.
Adhesive gems and glitter glue add finishing touches.
Youtube video here: https://youtu.be/x0JorvzF3uc
First Edition Perfect Allusion 12x12 Paper Pad – FEPAD173
First Edition Perfect Allusion 8x8 paper pad – FEPAD174
First Edition Bee Themed Die Set – FEDIE237
Wow Embossing Powder – Metallic Gold Rich – WC04R
Wow Embossing Powder – Golden Flame – WS146R
Dovecraft Premium Textured Cardstock 6x6 – DCPAP074
Dovecraft Glitter Glue – Gold – DCGLI003X15
Simply Creative Adhesive Gems – SCDOT027
Dovecraft Bee Happy Wooden Shapes – DCWDN050
Dovecraft Bee Happy Jewels – DCDOT029
Clear Embossing Powder
Copper loose glitter
Adhesives: D/S Tape, 3D Foam Pads, clear drying glue